Originally posted by AndrewTB
Its funny because the antis always seem to think crime is where the guns are at. The truth is usually the opposite. I also find it useful to bring up
a little place called Kennesaw, GA. Not sure if there are any other towns like it, but perhaps I shall share a link to inform some of you that still
dont understand the concept of good vs bad being armed.
25 Years Murder Free
This is interesting..because the three guys who robbed me at gunpoint were very afraid that I had a gun hidden. I was astonished by this. Here were
three guys with a gun and afraid of someone else with a gun. They really needed another line of work. They got caught and did time for this in the
Most people armed or not..do not want to bother anyone else or be bothered. I think social engineers and utopia type thinkers ignore this knowledge or
concept in order to default through on their Utopian ideas.
So.. guns are the only answer for home defense? Ever hear of those new-fangled contraptions that gives off an alarm when someone breaks into
your home? Home alarm system.. hmmm... there is a thought!
I wouldn't trust half the people I know with a firearm. And you want to try to force them to have one?
Tell me you went to pubic school but got over most of it and began to think for yourself. Burglar Alarms are fine..whether on a vehicle or on a home.
But when seconds count..the police and authorities are minutes away. Such was the case when I got robbed at gunpoint above. Those three guys followed
me from some 6 miles down the road before they robbed me on my scooter at night coming home from work. We cannot bring a gun to where we work..we will
lose our jobs if we get caught. This includes in the company parking lots....in our cars.
Alarm systems are fine..but what do you do when an alarm system is disabled by someone who knows what they are doing. Same with the phones. What do
you do when someone knows to put out a cell phone dis abler??
What a thinking person knows is that they may be on their own and plan accordingly. Do not count on technology to help you here. Don't get me
wrong..technology is fine and wonderful. But what happens if you cannot get to it in time?? Or it is disabled. Leave yourself some options. You would
be remiss not to think this way.
Seems like you run into alot of situations that require violence to solve...?
I dont carry weapons because i never need them, or run into situations where i might have use for them.
Taking property from others...property often earned at RISK or hardship..ie..work..is a type of violence simply because the perpetrator causes the
person to work or RISK to replace the property ..to RISK twice. This is true whether covered by insurance or not..for the insurance was most certainly
We have to go to public school to get so dumb we cannot recognize this for what it is. People take RISKS in their daily lives to earn their
More and more we are finding more and more two legged wildlife run amok out here. This is called Civilization. Not!!!!! This is de evolution.
I don't look for situations where I might have use for weapons as well. But I did not look for three fellows to rob me at gunpoint that night.
Well, this seems more than a bit silly. I mean, gun ownership is an important choice. Emphasis on the word "choice".
Actually, I'm having a hard time taking this seriously. I don't think anything like this would ever
You are correct..it is silly ..very silly and the emphasis on rights here is choice...the choice to do or not to do.
Thank goodness most Americans are not as dumb as this pece of recommended legislation. But I think they were trying to make a point here in proposing
Another 40 years of public/television/movie/education and Americans might not be so smart.
I carry a Sweedish Mora Knife most of the time in my back pack. A very useful knife for the monies. There are better knives out there but the price
begins to go through the roof for many of them. The Mora is a knife priced right, well built, and one I can afford to lose if it should happen. I do
not count on my Mora knife as my primary tool/weapon. The first tool/weapon is my brain next to and accompanied by my feet/legs. Then comes my Colt
1911...sometimes replaced by a .357magnum. All of these are tools. I hope, like many here, never to have to use... any of them.
You choose what works best for you. No problem by me there. Also it is your choice..not mine. Congratulations on being able to make a choice of your
preference. In many nations the people do not have such an choice.
Oh..and as an aside... ..among those who know how to use them....and history records ...edged weapons and their wounds can be much more
horrible/terrible than guns. Talk about brutal. History is replete with this evidence. Most peoples of today are totally unawares of this history and
knowledge...unless one is a Coroner...or in a related field.
That question is, "What were those who came before us thinking about when they created the second amendment, and why is it relevant today.
Why is it right and just to tax something that was explicitly addressed previously and also became a tennet of our nation?"
This is a good question. Thanks for posting it about taxing something. I am remided of the olde Poll Tax on voting. It was struck down because it was
a tax on a Fundamental American Right to Vote.
This is the pattern of why such a piece of legislation would not work or resonate with Americans. There are other reasons..such as Choice. Also a
fundamental American right. To do or not to do..with ones monies.
Thanks for that view on the tax.
The Sword wrote...
I don't want to own a gun. I don't have a place to put it, I don't have time to learn how to use it and I certainly will not pay a "fine" for not
It's ironic how 2nd amendment folks cry so much about their rights being taken away and yet, they want to take away my right NOT to own a gun?
I have two words for that.
Not me. I am very pro 2nd Amendment. If you do not want to own a gun that is your business..not mine. Vice versa too. If you want to own a gun..that
too is your business not mine. That is your right.
Thanks to all for their posts,